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SPOT SHRIMP LIMIT INCREASES TO 120 IN MARINE AREA 6 & COON STRIPE & PINK SHRIMP OPEN JUNE 1ST IN MANY AREAS

posted by Mike on 05/30/2018

Shrimp daily limit to increase in Marine Area 6;
non-spot shrimping to reopen in several Puget Sound areas

Action: Beginning June 1, various actions take effect in Puget Sound shrimp fisheries, including:

Marine Area 6: The daily bag limit is increasing to 120 shrimp for all species (including spot shrimp) in Marine Area 6 beginning on June 1, 2018. Open daily.

Marine Area 7 East: Reopens for recreational coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing (only) with a 200-foot maximum fishing depth restriction. Open daily. All spot shrimp caught must be returned to the water immediately.

Marine areas 8-1, 8-2, 9 and 11: Reopen for recreational coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing (only), with a 150-foot maximum fishing depth restriction. Open daily. All spot shrimp caught must be returned to the water immediately.

Marine Area 13: Reopens for recreational coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing (only) with a 250-foot maximum fishing depth restriction. Open daily. All spot shrimp caught must be returned to the water immediately.

Effective date: June 1, 2018.

Species affected: All species for Marine Area 6. Coonstripe and pink shrimp for marine areas 7 East, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 11 and 13.

Location: Marine Areas 6 (only) for the daily bag limit increase. Marine Areas 7 East, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 11 and 13 for the coonstripe and pink shrimp reopening.

Reason for action: Sufficient recreational quota is available in Marine Area 6 for increasing the daily bag limit on a trial basis. Although the spot shrimp quotas have been reached in Marine Areas 7 East, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 11 and 13, there is sufficient non-spot quota available to reopen for those shrimp species.

Other information: Marine Area 10 and the Discovery Bay Shrimp District are closed for the season. For more information about shrimp fisheries, visit WDFW's website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/shrimp/.

Contact: Don Velasquez, Mill Creek, (425) 775-1311 ext. 112.

 

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